March 10, 2021 Ali

Insanity # 7 – The Unroyal Revelations & The Royal Reverberations

Insanely Sane: Calling Out Absurdities & Curating Common Sense for The Greater Good

  • March 8th is a date that will haunt The House of Windsor for decades to come – a turning point for sure
  • “The Firm”, “The Institution” or “The Palace” whatever you call it has an “employee engagement” crises on hand
  • What we learned from Harry & Meghan’s interview is that Fairy Tales do not exist and as for Meghan…
  • The orientation, induction, probation & job description all failed – a global H.R firm to rescue of H.R.Hs please
  • To be fair Meghan has also dropped the ball big time – would she accept a movie role without reading the script 1st?
  • Yet the biggest administrative faux pas was the Exit Interview & cancelling the indemnity + the end of service package
  • With all the palaces that Monarchy has, one would think that a Garden Leave would have been a wise choice & approach
  • The title of Archie is a technical debate for the experts, removing family’s protection/detail is Penny Wise Pound Foolish
  • Auction of seabed around England & Wales by Crown Estate will fetch £8.8bn over the next 10 years from major oil cos.
  • Total cost of detail & protection for Harry & Meghan est. at £3.6m/yr. would translate to £180m over the next 50 years
  • Context: U.K Gov. spent £10bn extra on PPE Protecting the Prestige of the Establishment can not be a free lunch
  • Imagine a ransom case for Harry’s family without security in U.S & the crises, embarrassment that The Palace had to face?
  • “Behavioural Finance Lever” utilised by The Royal Credit Administrators should have not been part of the equation
  • This week not the Faberge Eggs, but the eggs of protocol, privacy and secrecy were all broken during this interview
  • Oprah got some eggs from the Sussexes chicken farm for her “Media Omelette”- some avocados with that Oprah?

Staying Sober, Sound & Sensible


  • The most significant & disturbing element of this royal saga revelations are cantered around the accusations of racism
  • That “a member of royal family raised concerns about how dark Archie’s skin would be” is what matters most
  • Now that this story is out it can not be “dealt with in Private” – a dash too late to solve it privately one would think
  • Imagine how people of colour (POC) who work in the palace will feel after this interview?
  • If the culprit is within “The Firm” he/she should be given a “Pink Slip” and escorted to the gates of The Palace
  • Anything short of that would further damage the “golden veneer” of The Institution – some head/s must roll
  • U.K is in midst of a mental health tsunami and any effort in denying significance of the crises is negligent & naive
  • Human Beings have emotions, sentiments & fragilities – prince or plumber, both have hearts & heartaches
  • Mental Health will take its toll in The U.K – and it is not “ the common’s disease” only – it’s a human condition
  • Now to Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex – every man/woman needs Mentors and role models to look up to in life
  • Harry’s rocky relationship w/ Prince of Wales & the impact of tragic death of Princess Diana are all real factors of his life
  • Prince Andrew the uncle & his reputational car crash of late in Epstein files & “moral cavity” must have created a big void
  • One can only wonder, who did the brothers look up to, and leaned on in times of crises & their formative years?
  • A great part of this story reflects deeper roots that neither the media has time for, nor public the luxury to hone in
  • Listen to Dr. Gabor Maté who is a leading global expert on costs of hidden stress – a must listen to:

  • Some U.S channels/anchors “are shocked” by the alleged traces of racism in The U.K – “The kettle calling the pot black?”
  • But can we today sincerely deny the fact that the termite of racism still exists in foundations of many of the democracies?
  • Apparently ViacomCBS paid $7m for the licensing rights to Harpo the production company of Oprah and…
  • 17m tuned in U.S to watch the interview, while 62m watched her interview with Michael Jackson three decades ago
  • Harry & Meghan have also signed a $100m streaming deal with Netflix and Spotify
  • While the ratings of the news channels CBS & ITV shot through the roof we should not forget…
  • The corrosive role many news agencies, tabloids play in their toxic coverage & brewing regular crises in the 1st place
  • The search for quick high/rush of today’s fast media is akin to assassination of facts & realities & burying what matters…
  • Perhaps the biggest victims of this interview are not only The Monarchs, but also all of us…
  • For having failed to go beyond “ the right and wrong” – you can argue that taking sides is in human nature
  • But Rumi says “Beyond Right & Wrong, There is a Place & I Shall Meet You There”
  • What we have to recognise is that without a spiritual compass in an ever-changing world we’ll continue to fail to get there
  • World is gripped with major issues, inst. racism, pandemic, climate change, man-made famine, creeping tech & job losses

Baby Archie’s innocent advice & favourite sentence “drive safe” is the wisest key takeaway for me from these revelations!

Ali Borhani is the Managing Director of 3Sixty Strategic Advisors Ltd. It is the readers’ responsibility to verify their own
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